Supporting Childbirth in a Faraway Land

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on June 20, 2022 Available until June 20, 2023

For women, giving birth abroad can be a daunting prospect. Luckily, the Brazilian expectant mothers of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture have an invaluable partner - fellow Brazilian Ludmilla Hirata. She's a doula, a profession still relatively unknown in Japan, who provides emotional support and advice to women before, during and even after childbirth. Join us to find out more. Later on, we also "shed light" on the work of French-born Jeff Rudge, who makes traditional Japanese paper lanterns in Ibaraki Prefecture.

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